Sexual harassment is defined by Nebraska law as unwelcome conduct that is of a sexual nature, which includes both verbal and physical actions. Some forms of sexual harassment that are most commonly committed by an employer include exchanging favoritism for sexual favors, the creation of a hostile work environment of a sexual nature, and sexual advances.
How does Nebraska Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, Omaha employers may be required to create company policies concerning sexual conduct and post them for employees to see. The policies should at least include: contact information for the reporting of sexual harassment incidents, an outline of policies to be followed in filing a claim, and the remedies available when a claim successfully proven.
Furthermore, federal and Nebraska laws create specific agencies which are responsible for handling sexual harassment cases. The agencies are given authority to investigate workplaces in Omaha to determine if the incidents alleged in the complaints they receive are true. Furthermore, under these laws, employers may not fire or retaliate against any employee who has alleged sexual harassment in a claim.
How can a Nebraska attorney help?
A claim for sexual harassment may be difficult to investigate and show without the proper expertise in the relevant areas of law. The federal officers who investigate claims of sexual harassment are, unfortunately, frequently too busy to give much attention to any one claim. Therefore, hiring an Omaha lawyer can be the surest way to file your sexual harassment claim within the deadlines specified by the state of Nebraska.